This is Brent Keaner 4th yr medical student. I am excited to have the opportunity to again join MSUCOM on this trip to Peru as well as help coordinate the fellow 4th yr medical students. I am looking forward to working with the all the physicians as well as 2nd yr students starting in the clinic in two days.
Today we toured a large Pediatric Hospital here in Lima. This provided a great opportunity to see how the doctors in Peru practice, and the types of challenges both they and their patients face. In the afternoon, we went to a medical school also here in Lima and were given two presentations regarding the medical training system in Peru as well as the public health system and challenges the nation faces from a healthcare standpoint. After today’s events, Im even more excited to to once again be a member of this year’s group and look forward to treating a lot of patients